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Basketball roundup – No. 8 Eagles too strong for Warriors

By David Swartz - | Dec 13, 2020

BRITT — Playing their third tough opponent to end the week, the North Union girls’ best effort wasn’t quite enough in a 56-35 loss to Class 1A No. 8 West Hancock (4-0) on Friday.

The Warriors trailed just 14-12 after one quarter, but the Eagles pulled away over the next two periods, taking a 35-21 lead at halftime and 49-27 to start the final frame.

West Hancock had 10 3-pointers in the contest and were led by senior Rachel Leerar’s 21 points, including 9-of-11 from the free throw line.

North Union stats were unavailable Sunday afternoon.

Warriors’ offense struggles in loss

The North Union boys are still looking for their first win after a 44-26 loss to West Hancock on Friday.

The Eagles shut out the Warriors in the first quarter 14-0 and both teams scored six points in the second, as the hosts led 20-6 at the break. West Hancock had another big third quarter to lead 39-11 heading into the final period. Rylan Barns led the Eagles with 15 points.

North Union stats were unavailable Sunday afternoon.

The North Union teams host Northwood-Kensett today in Armstrong and then host Belmond-Klemme on Tuesday.

GT/RA falls to third-ranked SCC

LAKE CITY — The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire girls couldn’t match up with Class 2A No. 3 South Central Calhoun on Friday.

The hosts jumped out to a 20-4 lead, led 30-14 at half-time and 53-20 to start the final period.

Mackenzie Hoffman led GT/RA with 11 points and five rebounds while Adri krieger had five points and eight rebounds. Ally Hanson had two points and nine rebounds and Kate Sorenson and Madison Fay each had two points.

Riley Batta led SCC with 15 points.

GT/RA (1-5 overall) is on the road against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn today and then hosts East Sac County on Tuesday.

SCC takes control from start against GT/RA

The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire boys just didn’t match up with host South Central Calhoun on Friday.

SCC jumped out to a 22-12 lead after one quarter, led 39-16 at halftime and 58-24 after three quarters. Brennan Holder led SCC with 20 points.

Stats for GT/RA were unavailable Sunday.

GT/RA (3-2 overall) is on the road against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn today and then hosts East Sac County on Tuesday.